The Launch Blog: Expert Advice from the CorpNet Team

Why an Inactive Business is Costing You Money

Someone once told me that a true sign of a successful entrepreneur is the ability to know when it’s time to throw in the towel and move on. One failed business doesn’t define an entrepreneur. Plus, when one door closes, another usually opens. Closing a business doesn’t just mean selling your assets and calling it a day. You’ve got to go through the requisite steps to ensure your business is legally closed and that you’ve properly wound up your business affairs.  Otherwise, you could be personally responsible for filing annual reports, filing state/federal tax [...]

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Maturity and Exit|Tags: |

Get Back Your Time: 5 Tools to Help You Manage Your Small Business Tasks

I have to be really disciplined to ensure that I make the most of my time at work. After all, there’s so much to do and so little time to do it! For business time management, I’ve discovered a few cool tools that help me do more with the time I have.

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|

How to Encourage Your Kids to Grow Up to Be Entrepreneurs

My kids have taught me some valuable life lessons that I’ve used as an entrepreneur, and I like to think that a lesson or two has rubbed off from me to them. There’s no guarantee that any of my four children will grow up to become small business owners, though I’d love it if they did.

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|

4 Reasons it’s Time to Leave Your Firm (and Start a Business)

In the back of your mind, you’ve been fantasizing about quitting your job and starting a business for years. So why haven’t you done it yet? If any of the following ring true, it’s time to stop dreaming and make that vision of starting a business a reality!

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Startup and Launch|

What Successful Entrepreneurs Know (That You Don’t…Yet)

I spend a lot of time reading articles and books written by successful business owners to learn from them. After all, if they share their wisdom, maybe a little of that success will rub off on me! Here are some of their nuggets of wisdom that you can learn a lot from.

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Registering a Business Name vs Trademarking a Business Name

You spend time coming up with the perfect name for your business...only to find someone else decides to use it right after you open your company. With another business with the same or similar name in town, your customers are getting confused, and you start losing sales. It happens to many entrepreneurs, and it’s completely preventable. There are two strategies you can use to protect your business name: registering a business name and trademarking a business name. We’ll look at both so you know which is the best fit for your company.

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Starting an LLC in Georgia: Fees for Forming Your New Business

If you’re looking for a great place to launch a business, why not try Georgia? Forming an LLC in Georgia is a great idea because it’s relatively inexpensive to live and work in this peach of a state. First, Why an LLC in Georgia is Right For Your Business We see a ton of CorpNet customers that prefer the flexibility the LLC offers. It’s a bit of a hybrid business structure because it offers the best features of a corporation as well as a limited liability partnership, all the while protecting your personal assets.

June 25th, 2015|Categories: Startup and Launch|

5 Small Biz Secrets of Success When Your Kids are Home for the Summer

Whether you work from home or run your business elsewhere, having your kids at home for three months can create a logistical problem that can threaten your small business’s productivity during the summer. Short of closing your business for several months (not happenin’, am I right?), here are a few strategies to help you keep your business booming while still being a kick-butt parent.

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|
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